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11-22-63: Who You Got?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Shoeless Joe, Nov 21, 2011.


Who killed JFK?

  1. Oswald acted alone

    31 vote(s)
  2. Government (LBJ, CIA, Hoover, etc.)

    19 vote(s)
  3. Chicago mob

    7 vote(s)
  4. Cubans/Russians

    7 vote(s)
  5. Other

    5 vote(s)
  1. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    OK SJ conspiracy theorists, with the anniversary of the JFK assassination on Tuesday and the release of Stephen King's new book "11-22-63" I ask you: Who killed JFK?

    It's all in fun.

    I personally don't believe Oswald was the lone gunman. I don't think he could have done the shooting, even with a lucky shot. That being said, I'd lay my money on the Chicago mob being behind it because Momo Giancana was pissed at the Kennedys and the mob could keep things hushed up after the fact more so than others trying to keep secrets. Plus, Jack Ruby had mob ties and silenced Oswald.

    I would go on to say that the government was involved in covering up the truth, not for sinister reasons but simply trying to put a neat end to it to soothe the public.
  2. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    Roger McDowell
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think Oswald acted alone.

    I agree with the notion that the government might have tried to cover up what really happened to keep the nation from going into even more of a freak-out mode.

    As to what really happened? I've read quite a few books on the subject (although not recently...) and I've logged more than my share at the museum in Dallas (every time I would go to Dallas, I would spend a day there). But, I don't even have the slightest clue if it's a Cuba thing, a Chicago thing, a Texas thing or whatever...

    My mom got remarried on the 25th anniversary of the shooting. I always thought that was kind of funny.
  4. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    I believe that a disgruntled loner, who was a failure at almost everything he tried, saw an opportunity to impress people that had rejected him, and took it.

    I believe that a high-level, organized conspiracy to assassinate the President did not exist - that a coup d' etat did not take place in America.

    I believe that a cover-up did take place - most specifically with the CIA and the FBI. This cover-up was done not for reasons of national security, but out of a desire to "CYA", and avoid revealing information that would have embarassed these two agencies.

    I believe that if there had been a conspiracy, that John Kennedy's widow, his brothers, his aides, and his friends would have left no stone unturned in their quest to bring the perpetrators to justice.

    I believe that despite all the rumor, innuendo, "what-if" scenarios, and speculation, that no concrete evidence exists that conclusively proves the existence of a conspiracy.

    Finally, I believe that if anyone takes a good, hard, long objective look at the evidence, they'll come to the same conclusions.
  5. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

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  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Clay Shaw
  7. "Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."

    But Gehrig is spot on.
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Sums it up nicely.
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Oswald acted alone. Also, is anyone else reading this? I'm a little less than halfway in and enjoying it?
  10. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Anyone read Bill James' crime book? He explains, and believes, a theory I wasn't familiar with (Kennedy assassination experts I'm sure have heard of it.).

    Oswald fired the first shot, which hit Kennedy. But the fatal shot was accidentally fired by a secret service agent who was behind the car, and it happened as he reached for his gun after hearing the first one. James explains the science behind the theory - which has a famous advocate, again, not familiar with the guy. It's pretty intriguing, but I have no idea.
  11. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    I've read Gerald Posner's book on the subject and based on what I read and seen, Gehrig put how I feel about the Who and Why and other parts of the case succinctly. Oswald was a lone wolf. I believe it is way past time to face that as a reality in this case and stop insisting on hunting for others' involvement.
  12. NDub

    NDub Guest

    For the longest time I wanted to believe there was someone on the Grassy Knoll and much more was going on. Alas, I firmly believe Oswald acted alone. Gehrig was spot on.
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